A Yankees-Marlins Trade Rumor

Aroob KhanContributor IJuly 28, 2009

PHOENIX - JULY 10:  Cody Ross #12 of the Florida Marlins warms up before the major league baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 10, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Marlins 8-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Well you can say that I was in the right place at the right time.

Strolling down past Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon I happen to stop into a nice little cafe and sat down to have a coffee. The person sitting behind me gets a phone call. When he picks it up, he says "Hi Michael how you doing?"

What happens next in this conversation I wrote on a piece of napkin.

I was led to believe that the "Michael" is no one other than Florida Marlins GM Michael Hill, and the man sitting behind me is no one other than New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

The conversation was about a possible trade that the Yankees might be pulling off within the next 24 hrs.

The trade involved the Yankees sendng Colin Curtis and Anthony Claggett to the Marlins for outfielder Cody Ross.

Anthony Claggett has been very good in the minors, posting a 2.95 era in 30 appearances.

Collin Curtis has 12 home runs, 70 RBI's and 60 walks in AA and AAA combined this year. Also has stolen 14 bags while being caught once.

Cody Ross has 14 HR's and 53 RBI's with the Marlins thus far. Ross is an excellent defender and has some pop.

If you see this trade go down dont forget where you heard it first.